Books and/or authors :
Hitchhikers Guide, LOTR, Good Omens, The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts, Robin Hobb, Ian (M) Banks, Terry Pratchett, The Night Circus,
Shawshank, Brazil, Stand By Me, Sleepers, Forest Gump, Muppets, Pretty much all Pixiar,
Anything funky, that makes you bounce like the Cat Empire or the Apples. In live shows I'm more impressed with energy and humour. Not really a fan of most chart music.
(Could obviously live without these things, but that's not really wat this question is asking)